David Kohler

Creative Director, New York

A world-class designer in his own right, David has reached a point in his career where he is now regarded as one of the leading authorities on brand strategy and corporate identity.

His consummate skills, warm personality and decades of experience bring an enormous amount of reassurance and inspiration to clients encountering disruption and change. He understands how brands work on multiple levels – from identity development and systems to websites, physical environments, video promotions and television and print advertising.

As head of the creative team in our New York office, David has the gifted skill to make sure we clearly understand client needs and ensure that their problems are solved with great success.

David has written, directed and produced communications programs for clients such as International Paper, Hammermill, Duracell, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Kodak, Starwood Hotels, Universal Studios and Viacom.

His work has earned him many awards from organizations such as AIGA, American Corporate Identity, American Graphic Design, Black Book, Communication Arts Interactive, Potlatch, Sappi, Step Interactive, Type Directors Club, New York Art Directors Club, Peabody and ADDY.

His work has been exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City.

David takes his inspiration from the words of another designer, Ivan Chermayeff.

“Design is directed toward human beings. To design is to solve human problems by identifying them and executing the best solution.”